Joe Barrow Walden
Matthews, GA – Joe Barrow Walden Sr., 69, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday afternoon, August 20, 2020. A graveside service will be held Tuesday afternoon, August 25, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. with Sammy and Chris Glass presiding at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Matthews.
Joe worked at Barrow & Prescott Inc. and he pastored at Your Hope Church. He served the Lord with his work and dedication to Mt. Moriah Campground and to the countless children who heard the word, felt the presence of the Holy Spirit and experienced the love of our Heavenly Father. Joe had a heart for Matthews and its citizens. He was proud to call Matthews home.
Joe was the son of the late James W. Walden and the late Nell Barrow Walden. He was also welcomed into Heaven by his wife of 49 years, the late Karen Haire Walden.
Joe is survived by his wife, LuAnne Bostic Walden. He is the father of Jennifer and Timmy Chance, Laice Walden (Bert Barrow), and Barrow and Amanda Walden. He is the grandfather of Nathan Chance, Rachel Chance (Joe Spivey), Blythe Rodgers, Luke Rodgers, Bethany Rodgers, Rebekah Chance, Caleb Newman, Jacob Newman, Lydia Newman, Bree Walden and Treb Walden. He is the great-grandfather to Ava Rae Neal.
Joe is also survived by his only sister, Lynn Walden Williams, numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Joe also leaves behind his bonus family—Zack, Kippen, Sutton and Charleston Lester; Rusty, Chrislin, Emma Anne, Clinton and Elle Mobley; Madison Lovelace; Lee Newman and Bootsie Martin.
Serving as pallbearers will be his lifelong friends—Jeb Barrow, David Bryant, Sam Pennington, Alan Rabun, Charles Stewart and Ronnie Templeton.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made directly to James Funeral Home, P.O. Box 588, Wrens GA 30833.
Joe would urge anyone reading this to accept, love, and serve the Lord our God.
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